10 Best Places To Visit In September In The USA

OT Staff

Moab, Utah

Moab is a desert oasis surrounded by red rock formations. Arches National Park features the iconic Delicate Arch and offers pretty sunrises and sunsets. Explore the Fiery Furnace and hike to Landscape Arch.

Double Arch, Moab, United States | Unsplash

San Francisco, California

The City by the Bay is a vibrant blend of culture, history, and natural beauty. Visitors can stroll across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz Island, admire the Painted Ladies Victorian houses, and explore the bustling Fisherman's Wharf.

A view of the beautiful Painted Ladies Victorian houses | Unsplash

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

In September, Yellowstone offers cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and geothermal wonders like the Old Faithful geyser and the Grand Prismatic Spring. Explore the Lamar Valley for wildlife sightings and hike to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone to marvel at the Lower Falls.

A view of the Yellowstone National Park | Unsplash

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

In the Appalachian Mountains, the Berkshires offer a serene escape. Visit Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, explore the Norman Rockwell Museum, and hike Monument Mountain.

An aerial view of Appalachian Mountains | Unsplash

North Cascades National Park, Washington

Known as the “American Alps,” this park features jagged peaks, glaciers, and pristine lakes. Hike the Cascade Pass Trail for breathtaking views, or take a boat tour on Ross Lake. Enjoy the solitude and alpine beauty of this hidden gem.

A pond in the North Cascades National Park | Unsplash

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs provides fantastic outdoor experiences. The Garden of the Gods features towering red rock formations, and Pikes Peak offers a picturesque drive or a challenging hike.

Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado | Unsplash

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, is an artsy haven. Visitors can explore the Biltmore Estate, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway for panoramic views, hike to waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest, and visit the vibrant River Arts District and local craft breweries.

A view of the Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina | Unsplash

Acadia National Park, Maine

Acadia’s rugged coastline, granite cliffs, and Cadillac Mountain await. Drive the Park Loop Road, stopping at Sand Beach and Thunder Hole. Hike the Precipice Trail for an adrenaline rush, and catch the sunrise from the summit of Cadillac Mountain.

A view of the Acadia National Park, Maine | Unsplash

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s rich history and adobe architecture. Visit the historic Plaza, home to the Palace of the Governors and Native American artisans. Explore Canyon Road’s art galleries, sample green chile dishes, and soak in the healing waters of Ten Thousand Waves spa.

Ristras are the strings of chile you see hanging along fences, on patios, and on portals all over New Mexico | Unsplash

Charleston, South Carolina

Explore Charleston's cobblestone streets, visit the historic City Market, and take a boat tour to spot dolphins in the harbour. Indulge in Lowcountry cuisine, including shrimp and grits, she-crab soup, and sweet tea.

A house in Charleston, South Carolina | Unsplash

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